Helpful Exercises for a Slim Waist

If you are seeking to attain a slimmer waist, targeted abdominal exercises are a highly efficient way to do so, in addition to changes in your diet. A combination of strength and cardio exercises will help to tone and trim the waistline and promote a slimmer waist.

Here are ten helpful exercises for a slim waist:

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AB CRUNCH

  1. Begin lying on your backside with your knees bent and feet placed flat on the floor.
  2. With your arms placed behind your head and thumbs near your ears, slightly raise your shoulders off the floor, keeping your abdominal muscles tightened.
  3. Repeat your desired number of repetitions.
  4. Crunches differ from sit-ups in that you are not lifting your back entirely off the ground to touch your knees.

 

KNEE TO ELBOW CRUNCH

  1. Again, start in a position lying on your backside on a comfortable surface.
  2. Your hands should be placed behind your head and your knees bent at an almost 90-degree angle.
  3. Next, bring your left elbow towards your right knee, followed by your right elbow brought towards your left knee.
  4. Keep repeating this motion, as your shoulders and feet remain slightly elevated off the ground.
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VERTICAL CRUNCH

  1. Start by lying on your backside with your hands placed behind your head.
  2. Next, lift your legs up in a perpendicular position to where your feet are faced almost towards the ceiling – but not to where your knees are locked.
  3. Finally, complete a regular ab crunch, slightly lifting your shoulders off the ground with each repetition.

 

PLANK WITH HIP DROP

  1. Begin with your elbows placed flat on the ground and arms bent at an almost 90-degree angle.
  2. Your legs should be extended outwards, and your feet balanced on your tip toes.
  3. Then, steadily rotate the hips to both sides interchangeably, although not fully touching the ground.
  4. As you complete each repetition, your arms/elbows should remain in place.
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SIDE ELBOW PLANK

  1. Start by leaning on your right elbow with your arm bent at an almost 90-degree angle.
  2. Your legs should be extended out to your side, with your feet balanced on top of each other.
  3. Hold this position for as long as you can, careful to not let your hips lower.
  4. Maintain a straight posture as you hold your plank, and then switch to the opposite side/arm.

 

BURPEES

  1. Begin standing with your feet placed shoulder-width apart.
  2. Next, bend down into a squatted position and then kick your feet back outwards to complete a regular push-up.
  3. After completing your push-up, return back to your starting position, doing a slight jump-up as you do so.
  4. Repeat this same series of motions with your desired number of repetitions.
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MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS

  1. Start in a plank position with your hands placed flat on the floor and legs extended outwards.
  2. Bring your right knee towards your abdomen and then switch and repeat on your left leg/knee.
  3. Repeat this series of motions with your desired number of repetitions, keeping your hands planted on the ground as you do so.

 

FLUTTER KICKS

  1. Begin lying on your backside on a comfortable level surface.
  2. With your arms at your sides, slightly raise both of your legs above you.
  3. Begin lifting each leg up and down interchangeably, keeping your core tightened.
  4. Complete your desired number of repetitions.
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REVERSE LUNGE

  1. Begin standing with your feet placed hip-width apart and hands at your waist.
  2. Next, take one step back and lean on your left leg with your knee bent at an almost 90-degree angle.
  3. Return back to your starting position, and then repeat the same motion – step back and lean on your right leg this time.
  4. Repeat your desired number of repetitions.

 

TWISTED SIT-UPS

  1. Begin lying on your backside on a comfortable surface with your knees bent and your feet held in place.
  2. With your arms crossed over your chest or placed behind your head, lift up as you would in a regular sit-up.
  3. As you raise yourself up, bring your left elbow to your right knee, and then lower yourself back down to the surface.
  4. Repeat this same motion, except this time bring your right elbow to your left knee.
  5. Repeat your desired number of repetitions.

 

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